Saturday, April 08, 2006
I got this tattoo in Dallas while visiting a friend. It's located on my spine between my shoulder blades. I'm terrified of needles, so it was a rite of passage of sorts. It means "true, honest, sincere" in Chinese or Japanese. Sadly, I don't remember which.
It's not this dark anymore. My tattoo has since faded with time and sun even though I slather SPF 30 on it every time it comes out for fresh air. It looks like ink was spilled on it courtesy of PhotoShop. I need to get it touched up, but I almost passed out from pain and loss of blood when I initially got it. Word to the wise: Don't take aspirin before you get a tattoo. Definitely don't take three. You might think it will stave off any impending headaches, but, in the end, you will just end up bleeding "like a stuck pig," according to the tattoo artist who permanently injected this character into my flesh.